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Beware: Paypal email hoax...

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  1. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
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    I never fall for these, but this one about got me because I do use Paypal quite a bit. I know they would never have me open up an attachment, especially one with a scr extension. I did a search and sure enough it's a hoax...

    http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/mimail_i.shtml
     
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  3. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Thanks Rob, Speaking of worms, I just updated my home system to XP 2 week ago & found out that I had the BLASTER virus. Uuggh.
     
  4. Greg G

    Greg G F1 Rookie

    Rob, I too almost fell for this hoax... I started to fill in the fields until I got to the one asking for my PIN#. I knew I had never given PP this info, and never wld - I cancelled the reply and fwded the msg to PP's fraud dept. They confirmed it was bogus. Gotta be on your toes while surfing!
     
  5. carl63_99

    carl63_99 Karting

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    Yea, they get sneaky, and there are a number of sites out there with info on the paypal scam. Big thing to watch is that the email account is the actual one they sent the message to. I usually get these in my hotmail account, which raises a flag, because I use my work email for paypal!

    I got a great one today, an offer for kiddie porn and they were going to automatically deduct my CC account. Closer reading showed they were trying to link me to a website, or maybe it's a sting. Either way, DELETE, DELETE. DELETE.
     

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